A few weeks ago I heard Death Valley National Park was in the midst of a super bloom. And I pretty much had to go!

This is a pretty spectacular thing. You see, Death Valley is the hottest, driest place in North America. A few spring spring wildflowers will bloom among the dirt and rocks, but only every so often does the spring wildflower bloom become a super bloom. Actually, the last time was in 2005.

I’d never been to Death Valley. And I’d certainly never seen a super bloom there. Or anywhere, for that matter. So I figured, what the heck! I picked a day and drove out before sunrise. (Thank goodness because the super bloom drew TONS of visitors, and I missed most all of them by getting there super early!)

I highly recommend taking a road trip to Death Valley if you’re ever in the Vegas area. It’s a two hour drive from town, and the landscape — wildflowers or not — is pretty damn spectacular.

Anyhow, enough of the talking. Let’s look at some pics!